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Why You Should Consider Becoming An Enrolled Agent

If you are currently in school studying to earn your bachelors degree in accounting and are looking for a way to set yourself apart from all of the other graduates, then you may want to consider obtaining your enrolled agent certification.  The great thing about becoming an enrolled agent, is the fact that all you need to do is pass a three part exam.  Unlike the CPA exam, which requires that you have completed your degree and a number of additional accounting hours, the enrolled agent exam does not have any similar prerequisites.  The three main topics that are tested on the enrolled agent exam are, individual taxation, corporate taxation and general administration.  

When it comes to preparing for the enrolled agent exam, there are a number of courses offered online as well as most universities and even some community colleges.  The great thing about the enrolled agent exam, is the fact that you can often prepare for the exam and pass the exam on your summer break.  Once you have obtained your enrolled agent certification, you can go to work almost immediately.  Enrolled agents are especially in demand around the busy tax season, to advise clients on federal income tax questions.  That said, since enrolled agents also handle tax related disputes for clients directly with the IRS, there is a demand for enrolled agents throughout the year.

Why You Should Want To Become An Enrolled Agent

In the event you are in school earning your undergraduate degree in accounting or finance and are seeking a career opportunity when you graduate, you need to consider earning your IRS enrolled agent certification. While the irs enrolled agent, doesn't require that you have a four-year diploma, financial firms, will often seek out individuals who have some type of accounting or financial experience.  Not only that, but there are many companies which will hire you part time during the busy tax season or over the summer months, once you have obtained your certification.

Additionally, many financial firms will reimburse you for not only the cost of taking the enrolled agent exam, but the cost of taking an enrolled agent course, so it can definitely be very beneficial for students.  In order to prepare for the enrolled agent exam, you will first want to check out several of the enrolled agent courses that are available and select the one that best meets your requirements.  Since no two students are alike, and there are a number of courses, it is impossible to go over all of the various courses on the market.  Though generally most enrolled agent courses, will either provide you with the textbooks and study questions at the end of the chapters or provide you with textbooks and some sort of online testing software that you can complete practice exams with.  The major benefit to using adaptive online testing software is that it will speed up the time you spend study, by helping you to focus on areas that you are having difficulty in.  Not only that, but the answers are provided immediately after you answer the questions, so you don't have to constantly be flipping to the end of a textbook to see the answers.  Since most of the testing software providers have a large database of over 1,000 questions, you don't want to be answering dozens of questions you already know the answers to.  So, with the adaptive testing software, once the computer detects you understand a set of questions, they won't show any more questions in that set.

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